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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-09-24

The Queen of Europe or the Queen of Austerity?

Angela Merkel's electoral victory elicits delight from much of the German press, while international observers are more ambivalent about a third term for the Chancellor. Also, the Turkish government tries to give itself a PR makeover by employing social media activists to talk up their achievements.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2018-04-26 mediawatch

Outrage online after five men cleared of gang rape in Spain

Outrage in both the streets and online in Spain after five men have been handed the lighter sentence of sexual abuse over an alleged gang rape during the country's running of the...

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2018-04-24 Donald Trump

Trump and Macron media moments in the US

French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the US has been rich with buzzy, media-friendly moments - we take a look at some of the highlights.

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2018-04-23 Donald Trump

Louis XIV's message for the British royal baby

From beyond the grave, a message has appeared on Twitter for Britain's latest royal baby from King Louis XIV of France. First though, we take a look at comments regarding French...

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2018-04-20 mediawatch

Fans and players react online to Arsene Wegner's club departure

The sports world reacts to Arsenal manager Arsene Wegner's announcement that he is leaving the club at the end of this season. Also, actor Natalie Portman pulls out of a Jewish...

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2018-04-19 Emmanuel Macron

Macron makes Time 100 list as France revolts

Emmanuel Macron makes the Time 100 list of the most influential people of 2018. It comes as the challenge to impress at home is tougher than ever, with strikes taking place...

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